Category Archives: Protests

How Democrats help keep Tom Reed in office

There are certain things that strict fathers cannot be: A Loser, Corrupt, and especially not a Betrayer of Trust.–George Lakoff   Democrats often help Tom Reed win election. Reed’s success depends on his claim to “be one of us.” This … Continue reading

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Organize locally to create resistance to Trump’s policies

On Wednesday, January 4 The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC) had a segment about a group of former progressive congressional staffers who created a guide to help small local groups create resistance to the Trump/GOP agenda. They incorporated the strategies used by the … Continue reading

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Whoa, this ‘progressive liberal Democrat’ likes guns, owned them.

The following letter was published in the Finger Lakes Times on December 16. It is a response to an earlier letter (follow the link) that paints liberals as those who “hate the police and embrace criminals. They, in general, hate … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Lady Liberty’s Beacon Go Out!

This article was submitted by Cath Kestler, a Silver Creek resident Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a … Continue reading

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Cuomo OKs Special Prosecutor–Reed Disapproves

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that Attorney Eric Schneiderman  would have the power to appoint Special Prosecutors in cases where an unarmed person is killed by a law enforcement officer.  Cuomo had to use an Executive Order for this, since … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed on Trans-Pacific-Partnership and Fast Tracking

Rep. Tom Reed’s May 26 Big Flats Town Hall Meeting discussed his “Defense of Property Rights Act” and “Social Security Disability funding” which were the subjects in earlier New NY 23rd articles. A third topic that took a good portion of … Continue reading

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Safe Act, Fracking Ban, and now Common Core

Remember the SAFE Act? In one context it can be seen as the controversial New York State law that unified many Upstaters to protect their rights to own a firearm. Many angry New Yorkers were convinced that the State Government overstepped … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed: “America’s Law has to be Primary”, but…

There have been articles posted recently on the NewNY23rd debating the Trans-Pacific-Partnership trade agreement. Although they focused on many TPP issues, one that I one I find most disturbing is trade agreements have  Investor State Dispute Settlement Tribunals. They are  three arbitrators … Continue reading

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Is “Memories Pizza” Blessed?

  The following feature was written by Eric Byrd of Newfield (Tompkins County), and first posted on his Facebook page. It is published here with Mr. Byrd’s permission.   This morning, Friends, we welcome our guest speaker on Christian fundamentalism, … Continue reading

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Teddy Roosevelt on Presidential Duty

We had an opportunity to revisit one of the most prominent and influential family in American politics by watching Ken Burn’s “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” was shown on PBS this week. (The final episode will be on tonight. The whole … Continue reading

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